Anchorite vs Laura - What's the difference?

anchorite | laura |

As nouns the difference between anchorite and laura

is that anchorite is one who lives in isolation or seclusion, especially for religious reasons while laura is (historical|roman catholic church) a number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.




Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • One who lives in isolation or seclusion, especially for religious reasons.
  • * , chapter=16
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The preposterous altruism too!
  • * 1950 , (Will Durant), The Age of Faith , Simon and Schuster, page 792.
  • About 1150 some Palestinian anchorites adopted the eremitical rule of St. Basil, and spread throughout Palestine; when the Moslems captured the Holy Land these "Carmelites" migrated to Cyprus, Sicily, France, and England.


    *eremite *hermit *recluse


    * page in Portuguese Wikipedia * A definition in Spanish





    (wikipedia Laura)

    Alternative forms

    * Lora (rare)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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  • * ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act II, Scene IV:
  • Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in; Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her;
  • * 1960 Peter S. Beagle: A Fine And Private Place . Random House Publishing, 1982:The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle. ISBN 0345300815 page 258:
  • Laura was saying something. A mellifluous name, he thought. I wish she were far away, so I could call her.

    Usage notes

    * Also used as a feminine equivalent of Laurence.


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